DAILYKENN.com -- A "painful historical reckoning" may result from newly released evidence suggesting Martin Luther King "looked on and laughed" as a pastor friend raped a parishioner in a hotel.
King is also accused of having at least 40 extra-marital affairs.
The observations were made by David Garrow. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best known for his biography on King titled Bearing the Cross.
His source is the contents of some FBI surveillance tapes that are to be released in 2027. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
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According to an FBI document cited by Garrow, King and a fellow minister, Logan Kearse (pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Baltimore), were taped in the historic Willard Hotel, located near the White House, in 1964, discussing which women among their congregations would be most suitable for both natural and unnatural sex acts.
“When one of the women protested that she did not approve,” the document reads, “the Baptist minister (Kearse) immediately and forcefully raped her,” while King is alleged to have “looked on, laughed and offered advice” during the rape.
Other tapes reveal that King told a woman reluctant to engage in an unnatural sex act that performing the act “would help your soul.”
On another tape, King allegedly is heard to joke that he was the founder of the International Association for the Advancement of P***y-Eaters, according to Garrow.
Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover ordered the surveillance of King, citing concerns that King had links to the Communist Party in the United States, and may have been doing their bidding to cause social unrest. Garrow explained to Standpoint that the FBI planted transmitters in two lamps in hotel rooms King used in January 1964. FBI agents were allegedly in the next room when the woman was raped, but chose not to intervene.
In the fall of 1963, then-Governor Meldrim Thompson of New Hampshire wrote to President Ronald Reagan, urging him to veto any bill creating a national holiday for King. Reagan responded, “I have the reservations you have, but here the perception of too many people is based on an image, not reality. Indeed, to them, the perception is reality.”
The image and perception of King is of a man who opposed affirmative action, believing in equality of opportunity, and not government quotas. And all through non-violence.
Although it should be admitted that King was a man of great courage, exceptional organizational skills, and a powerful orator, a review of his life reveals that the image Americans now have of him is not reality.
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